F.1 Brasile 2018 stats
117 – 117 races have passed since McLaren’s last pole and win, here at Interlagos, six years ago.
16 – Last year Hamilton equaled the best comeback from grid (pit-lane) to flag at Interlagos: 16 positions, recorded previously by Gianni Morbidelli and Ukyo Katayama in the 1992 edition.
14 – Raikkonen always qualified in the top-10 here: 14 times.
12 – Twelve years ago (2006) Renault claimed their last drivers’ championship to date at Interlagos with Fernando Alonso. That was the second and last title for the retiring Spaniard.
10 – Ten years since the last win by a Brazilian at their home track (2008, Felipe Massa).
10 – The last ten races in Interlagos have been won only by drivers starting from the front row.
9-9 – Two countries are the most successful here: Brazil and Germany have won 9 races each in Interlagos.
9 – The most successful team in Interlagos is Ferrari: Vettel gave them their 9th win here last year.
8 – Eight podiums and no wins on a given track: it’s a record for Formula 1, set by Alonso at Interlagos and Kimi Raikkonen in Bahrain.
8 – Vettel has qualified in the first three rows of the starting grid here in the last eight years.
7 – Nico Hulkenberg always scored points in his seven Brazilian GPs, and he is 7-0 against his team-mates in qualifying here.
6 – Sebastian Vettel always finished in the top-6 here in the last ten years, winning in 2010, 2013 and 2017.
1-1 – In the last four years Mercedes missed out on a front row grid spot and on a win only once. That happened last year, when Vettel (Ferrari) was second on the grid and won the race.
1 – Last year’s Brazilian GP was the first win in the month of November in the entire history of Ferrari.